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Iranian Charged with War Crimes by Swedish Court for 1988 Prison Killing

Iranian Charged with War Crimes by Swedish Court for 1988 Prison Killing

A 60-year-old Iranian citizen has been charged in Sweden with suspected war crimes committed in Iran in 1988 when around 5,000 political prisoners were executed on government orders, Stockholm prosecutors said on Tuesday. The man, whom prosecutors declined to name publicly, has been in custody in

Iran Says it Detains Agents Working for Israel, Seizes Arms Cache

Iran Says it Detains Agents Working for Israel, Seizes Arms Cache

Iran said on Tuesday its security forces had arrested a network of agents working for Israel and had seized a cache of weapons it said were planned for use during recent unrest sparked by water shortages in the country, state media reported. Iran often accuses its enemies or rivals abroad, such a

‘Death to the Dictator’ Chants Rise in Central Tehran

A crowd of Iranian demonstrators in central Tehran chanted “Death to the dictator,” demanding the resignation of the regime’s top official, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, in wake of the water protests in Ahwaz. Video clips showed hundreds of people on the Jomhouri and Valiasr streets, the capital’s

Rights Groups: Iran Using Unlawful Force in Water Protest Crackdown

Rights Groups: Iran Using Unlawful Force in Water Protest Crackdown

Iran is using unlawful and excessive force in a crackdown against protests over water shortages in its oil-rich but arid southwestern Khuzestan province, international rights groups said on Friday. Amnesty International said it had confirmed the deaths of at least eight protesters and bystanders,

Iran's Rouhani Says Water Protesters Have 'Right' to Demonstrate

Iran's Rouhani Says Water Protesters Have 'Right' to Demonstrate

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani admitted that Khuzestan people have the right to protest, stressing that tolerating water shortage and heat above 50 degrees is "very hard and exhausting and people have the right to protest the current situation." He described people's protest in the difficult and

Iran: Mobile Internet Disruptions Reported Amid Water Protests

Iran: Mobile Internet Disruptions Reported Amid Water Protests

Mobile phone internet service in Iran is being disrupted a week into protests in the country's southwest over water shortages, a monitoring group said Thursday, unrest that has seen at least three people killed. Internet-access advocacy group NetBlocks.org attributed part of the disruption to "st

Iran's Daily COVID-19 Infections Hit Another High

Iran's Daily COVID-19 Infections Hit Another High

Iran on Tuesday broke another record in the country's daily new coronavirus cases, even as Tehran and its surroundings went into lockdown, a week-long measure imposed amid another surge in the pandemic. The country’s health ministry announced 27,444 new cases and 250 deaths over the past day, bri

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